We are committed to providing a fully accessible environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual and emotional needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.
What we do to prevent pupils with disabilities from being treated less favourably:
At Gainford we ensure that all children have access to the school site, educational visits and to the full broad and balanced curriculum to do this, we:
- Ensure that all children with disabilities are fully included in all activities of the school in order to promote the highest levels of achievement for example ensuring that children with language delay are supported with visual aids and prompts at group times.
- Adapt planning, teaching styles, questioning, tasks and resources to ensure all pupils can access the curriculum
- Ensure that all pupils have access to the school curriculum and all school activities,
- Ensure the child has the necessary resources to access all aspects of the curriculum and to ensure they have accessibility to learning experiences both on site and off site
- Ensure every child has the entitlement to a sense of achievement through celebrating progress
- When planning activities such as visits and trips children with disabilities are fully considered to ensure they can fully participate.
The facilities to assist access are outlined in our Accessibility Plan which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.
Our Accessibility Plan and the short, medium and long term actions, will be reviewed and adjusted on an annual basis and a new Accessibility Plan will be produced every three years.
The Accessibility Plan contains relevant actions to:
- Improve access to the physical environment of the school, adding specialist facilities as necessary.
- Increase access to the curriculum for pupils with a disability. This covers reasonable adjustments within teaching and learning, specialist aids and equipment and the wider curriculum of the school, such as after school clubs, visits etc,
- Improve the provision of information to pupils, staff, parents and visitors with disabilities. All information will be made available in various formats within a reasonable time frame.